Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


 Lytham Hospital in the 1940s & 1950s.

Annual Report & Statement of Accounts for Lytham Hospital.

Annual Report & Statement of Accounts for Lytham Hospital


In 1948 healthcare in the United Kingdom became free of charge and the running of the hospital passed to the newly formed National Health Service.

Governors and officials of Lytham Hospital at their last meeting on July 1st, 1948.

Front row
 (from left): Mrs. D. Grime, Miss K. M. Thompson (Matron), Mr. W. Latham (Hon. Secretary), Major J. Entwistle (Chairman), Major E. H. Booth (President), Mr. G. D. Radford (Vice-Chairman), Mr. R. T. Lewis (Hon. Treasurer), Dr. C. H. Wagner, Dr. T. W. G. Johnson.
Second row
: Mr. W. Stevenson, Mr. W. Almond, Sister K. Donoghue, Mrs. B. E. Fothergill, Mrs. J. Marsden, Mrs. P. F. Jackson, Lady Edge, Mrs. K. Edge, Miss E, M. Spink, Mrs. J. Tweedale, Sister E. Dyson, Sister D. Branthwaite, Mr. H. R. Appledore, Mr. C. Wilson, Dr. R. F. E. Harrington.
Back row
: Dr. K. S. Macdonald-Smith, Mr. J. Tattersall, Miss M. Sutcliffe, Mr. H. Craven, Mr. I. Coombes, Mrs M. O'Callaghan, Mr. T. T. Porteous, Mr. R. G. Fort, Mr. H. P. Williams, Mr. F. H. Pickup, Mr. H. B. Taylor (Secretary).

Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 15 April 1954

 Luftwaffe pilot says "Thanks"

A former German airman, shot down over the Ribble Estuary in April 1941, and operated on at Lytham writes in an Easter message to the town. "In all these years I have thought of you with deep gratitude."

Gunther Klemm was a 25-year-old Luftwaffe lieutenant who broke his arm when he crashed. "I thank the Matron and nurses heartily for all their kindness." he writes.

"This human treatment caused me fully to realise the absurdity of the war in which our nations were entangled. With all my countrymen I wish that there may never more such war between our two nations."
Sister A. Branthwaite remembers the airman being admitted. Her sister Miss D. Branthwaite, was Matron at the time.